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The views and experiences of lesbians regarding their mental health needs and concerns: Qualitative findings from a mixed-methods study

McCann, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-3548-4204 & Brown, M. J. (2020). The views and experiences of lesbians regarding their mental health needs and concerns: Qualitative findings from a mixed-methods study. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 56(4), pp. 827-836. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12498

Abstract

PURPOSE: The aim of this paper is to report the specific views and experiences of lesbians and identify their distinct mental health issues and concerns.

DESIGN AND METHODS: A mixed-methods design with surveys and individual interviews was utilized. The data were thematically analyzed.

FINDINGS: The key themes were (a) enabling service access, (b) person-centered support, (c) models of care, (d) community presence and participation, and (e) future aspirations for mental health services.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: The study results inform and develops the understanding of the issues that impact upon the mental health and well-being of lesbians. The implications for mental health practice are discussed.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2020 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: McCann, E. & Brown, M. J. (2020). The views and experiences of lesbians regarding their mental health needs and concerns: Qualitative findings from a mixed-methods study. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 56(4), pp. 827-836, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/ppc.12498. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.
Publisher Keywords: education, human rights, lesbian, mental health, nursing, psychosocial needs, social inclusion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Nursing
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